Hebrew SeniorLife Named Boston Globe Top Place to Work
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Non-profit senior care organization ranked 19 of the top 25 largest companies

BOSTON (November 30, 2016) – Hebrew SeniorLife has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts—for the second year in a row—in the ninth annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2016 issue was published in the November 20 Boston Globe Magazine and is online at

Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has provided services for seniors in the Boston area since 1903. Today, the organization provides health care, senior living communities, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers. The organization has 2,600 employees, who serve 3,000 seniors each day, at its nine locations in Boston, Brookline, Canton, Dedham, Randolph, and Revere.

Hebrew SeniorLife president and CEO Lou Woolf said of the news, “This wonderful achievement honors HSL’s ongoing commitment to be a great place for all of our 2,600 employees to work.”

Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them the best—their employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 workers; large, with 250 to 999; and largest, with 1,000 or more.

Hebrew SeniorLife was ranked number 19 of the top 25 largest companies with 1,000+ employees. "In today's tight job market, competition for the best workers is intense," said Larry Edelman, the Globe's business editor. "Our winning companies know that creating a motivating and supportive environment is key to finding and keeping talent."

The rankings in the Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from nearly 70,500 individuals at 366 Massachusetts organizations. The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.

Top Places to Work online extras include sortable rankings and photo galleries. All can be found at Readers can follow the news on Twitter at #workboston.

About Hebrew SeniorLife and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center

Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching and redefining the possibilities of aging. Founded in Boston in 1903, the non-profit, non-sectarian organization today provides communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers.

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, an integral part of Hebrew SeniorLife, provides both post-acute rehabilitative care and long-term care at two locations: Boston and Dedham. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, visit, follow us on Twitter @H_SeniorLife, like us on Facebook or read our blog.

Click here to hear directly from HSL employees about why HSL is a top place to work.

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